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by Charlie Louvin

Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo and Art
Author: Charlie Louvin
ISBN: 0062069039
ISBN13: 978-0062069030
Language: English
Publisher: Igniter; First Edition edition (January 3, 2012)
Pages: 320
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Charlie Louvin was the "good" brother, Ira was the one who always got in trouble-throughout his entire life. And oftentimes you don't always get the real story, but here you have Charlie Louvin's look back at his brother, his family, the brother's career, and their music

Charlie Louvin was the "good" brother, Ira was the one who always got in trouble-throughout his entire life. The book is, by turns, funny, scary, sad, informative, and revealing. From the brother's early days on the farm picking cotton, to the early days of their singing career, to eventual widespread (and well earned) popularity, to Ira's death, this book is hard to put down. And oftentimes you don't always get the real story, but here you have Charlie Louvin's look back at his brother, his family, the brother's career, and their music. It's all laid out and seems to have the ring of truth about it. But even if only half of the stories Charlie tells are even partially true-what a life!

This book is another rags to riches story of the type that I love to read. Ira and Charlie Louvin grew up dirt poor on an Alabama farm

This book is another rags to riches story of the type that I love to read. Ira and Charlie Louvin grew up dirt poor on an Alabama farm. The brothers learned to sing in harmony while toiling away at the family farm performing many tedious chores. Their father was a stern taskmaster and wouldn't hesitate to beat the boys when they slacked off or misbehaved.

Ira Louvin was a full head taller than his younger brother, played the mandolin like Bill Monroe and sang in an impossibly high, tense, quivering tenor. Charlie strummed a guitar, grinned like a vaudevillian and handled the bottom register. But they’re good for the book, which is full of fistfights, road stories and behind-the-scenes looks at fellow travelers: Presley, Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Little Jimmy Dickens and not a few others.

The Louvin Brothers were an American musical duo composed of brothers Ira and Charlie Louvin (Lonnie Loudermilk (April 21, 1924 – June 20, 1965) and Charlie Elzer Loudermilk (July 7, 1927– January 26, 2011). The brothers are cousins to John D. Loudermilk, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member. The brothers wrote and performed secular country music, as well as fire-and-brimstone gospel music.

Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers. by Charlie Louvin and Benjamin Whitmer. Get ready for one of America’s great untold stories: the true saga of the Louvin Brothers, a mid-century Southern gothic Cain and Abel and one of the greatest country duos of all time. The Los Angeles Times called them the most influential harmony team in the history of country music, but Emmylou Harris may have hit closer to the heart of the matter, saying there was something scary and washed in the blood about the sound of the Louvin Brothers. Charlie Louvin, Benjamin Whitmer. Скачать (epub, . 2 Mb).

The Bloody Ballad of Charlie and Ira Louvin. The Louvin Brothers made heavenly sounds, but the road they took to get there was Hell on Earth. Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers. From there, the book goes back to the Louvin Brothers' beginning, but that first chapter lets you know - if you didn't know your Louvin Brothers history already - that for all their success, there will also be a darkness to the Louvin Brothers tale.

Get ready for one of America’s great untold stories: the true saga of the Louvin Brothers, a mid-century Southern gothic Cain and Abel and one of the greatest country duos of all time. The Los Angeles Times called them “the most influential harmony team in the history of country music,” but Emmylou Harris may have hit closer to the heart of the matter, saying “there was something scary and washed in the blood about the sound of the Louvin Brothers.” For readers of Johnny Cash’s irresistible autobiography and Merle Haggard’s My House of Memories, no country music library will be complete without this raw and powerful story of the duo that everyone from Dolly Parton to Gram Parsons described as their favorites: the Louvin Brothers.
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Prinna
Of course the stories Charlie Louvin tells are fantastic. The time he and his brother sneaked a listen to Roy Acuff, and later the time Johnny Cash sneaked a listen to them. The shiny hucksters. The small-time radio gigs. Crammed inside a tool shed to try out for the Opry, over and over. Roy Acuff's people calling him a liar. Hank Williams passed out drunk in a Shreveport gutter. Korean War. Walgreen's lunch counter. All of the "success" of his later years.

In addition to the telling great stories and showcasing his devotion for his brother, Charlie Louvin got it right in the way the stories are presented. Louvin and Ben Whitmer have put together a phenomenal book in terms of structure, for one thing. Each story is presented in a few pages -- sometimes three, sometimes five or six. Each one can stand all alone, like a short story, but each story informs the entire narrative, like chapters in a book.

This book is kinda like the quilt your grandmother and her friends had hanging from that frame in the ceiling, the one they worked on every afternoon while you watched tv and drank iced tea and listened to them out of the corner of your ear. Each little square they worked into the quilt had its own narrative, its own reason. And they worked, piecing them together in a tapestry, the whole being so much more than the sum of its parts. Each square a work of art, and the whole quilt a piece of each of them, a memory of warmth, passed down for generations.

Charlie Louvin told great stories, and Benjamin Whitmer Pike (Switchblade) has worked them together into an amazing collection.

Whether you're interested in country living or country music, in American history or personal history, SATAN IS REAL is a remarkable achievement and, more importantly, an amazing and rewarding read.
Legend 33
This book has been reviewed by a number of people already, but I thought I'd pass on a tip about this book, if you somehow missed it-it's that good.

Even if you don't like country music (even the original kind-not just the glossy, pop music in a cowboy hat stuff that often passes for country music today-though some of that is good too), you'll find this book worthwhile. Admittedly I'm a fan of the Louvin Brothers early stuff, but this book is so much more than about music. It's about a lifestyle all but gone in America. In the short (2-4 pages or so) chapters you'll begin to see a way of life none of us (thankfully) will ever know. But Charlie Louvin lived it, and he's laid it out in an easy to read format. There's also a number of b&w photographs throughout the body of the book that helps form a better picture of that entire era.

Charlie Louvin was the "good" brother, Ira was the one who always got in trouble-throughout his entire life. The book is, by turns, funny, scary, sad, informative, and revealing. From the brother's early days on the farm picking cotton, to the early days of their singing career, to eventual widespread (and well earned) popularity, to Ira's death, this book is hard to put down. Yes, there's some foul language included in Charlie telling these tales, but sometimes the choice of words just seems to fit and makes the story somehow more compelling. But this isn't a book for young impressionable readers-maybe later.

As I said, I'm writing this, in my own small way, to alert more people to check this great book out. It's a slice of life that's the real deal. And oftentimes you don't always get the real story, but here you have Charlie Louvin's look back at his brother, his family, the brother's career, and their music. It's all laid out and seems to have the ring of truth about it. But even if only half of the stories Charlie tells are even partially true-what a life! Another cool thing is that the hardcover is made up to resemble a cheap (dime) mass paperback book, using a portion of the brother's album cover art and title. Check this out, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Lyrtois
The word 'legendary' has been tossed around and diluted so much over the years, that I hesitate to use it here...but, the fact is, the Louvin Brothers (Ira and Charlie) ARE true legends of country music, and their songs have touched and influenced countless performers who are (rather sadly) more widely known in the field.

But, one need not be a country music fan to become completely engrossed in this book. In SATAN IS REAL: THE BALLAD OF THE LOUVIN BROTHERS, Charlie Louvin and Benjamin Whitmer have weaved a wonderful collection of anecdotes into a immensely readable biography of the two distinctly different brothers. There is a good amount of comedy in these pages, and a good amount of tragedy. But, through all the triumphs and tribulations, the abiding love between Charlie and Ira really shines through...even when Charlie had to kick Ira's ass!

More than just the story of the two talented brothers, SATAN IS REAL: THE BALLAD OF THE LOUVIN BROTHERS also works as a snapshot of the music and recording industry "back in the day", and includes a number of photographs of the Louvins, their family, and some of their familiar friends.

I really enjoyed the story of the Louvin Brothers, and one listen to their music will let readers know why they truly ARE legendary.
greatest
These brothers had an amazing career in country music. Even today they are still remembered and respected. I bought this book on a whim, and it was a lovely surprise. The chapters are short but compelling. The obstacles these men overcame to be performers were amazing. I don't know how they did it. If you want a terrific tale of country music and artistic triumph--get this. I am so glad it was written before the author died.
He shares wonderful memories of both good and bad times. You will enjoy this right to the last page.
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